Edward T. Lopes, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors of People’s Credit Union’s announced the appointment of Sean Daly as President and Chief Executive Officer effective November 8th. As was previously announced, Daly will succeed departing President and CEO, Ellen Ford, who announced her intention to retire earlier this year.
In making the announcement Lopes stated “The Board is excited and confident that Sean is the right person to lead the Credit Union into its second century. He is an accomplished executive with a rich blend of strategic insight, innovative leadership, financial acumen, and operational expertise.” Lopes continued, “With almost thirty years of experience in banking and other diverse industries, Sean has proven executive leadership capabilities which will set us up for continued growth and success.” In describing her successor Ford commented, “Sean is a dynamic and collaborative leader and his vision and passionate commitment to our members, our employees, and the communities we serve is unmatched.”
Daly previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Technology for Camden National Bank, a $2.5B publicly traded community bank headquartered in Camden, Maine. In this role, Daly was recognized in 2007 by USBanker Magazine as one of the Top 10 U.S. CFOs.
Most recent to joining People’s, Daly served as Chief Financial Officer for Provant Health Solutions, a wellness services provider located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. He also previously held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer at IDT911 (since rebranded Cyber Scout), an international identity theft and data risk management company.
Mr. Daly said, “Working for People’s Credit Union for the last several years has been a privilege. I am looking forward to leading this great organization and continuing to build on its legacy in our community. Now is an exciting time to be in the industry as we look to blend the convenience of digital technologies with the exceptional personal service that our members expect.”
Daly holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bryant University. A native of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Daly has been heavily involved in the state’s arts and humanities, including serving 26 years on the Board of AS220, an internationally recognized creative arts organization in Providence. He and his wife, Marya, have two adult children and make their home in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.